Freshwater worker credits $1 million Monday Lotto win to "beginner’s luck"

A Freshwater worker in his 20s has credited “beginner’s luck” for his $1 million windfall from last night’s Monday Lotto, saying he only began regularly playing Lotto a month ago!

He was one of only two division one winning entries across Australia in Monday & Wednesday TattsLotto draw 3642 on Monday 14 March 2017.

The happy man, who had been oblivious to his win until he checked his ticket instore, told a NSW Lotteries official he was “over the moon!”.

“Oh wow! My hands are shaking! Holding the ticket is like touching gold!” the man laughed.

“Mate, thank you so much! I had no idea until I checked. Oh, this is amazing!

“I’ve only been playing Lotto for a month!”

While the news had yet to fully sink in, the overjoyed winner said he would use the windfall to buy his first apartment.

“This is nuts! It’s awesome. This is going to set me up,” he said.

“I’m looking out the door right now and can see a campervan, so maybe a unit and campervan!” he laughed.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 24-game QuickPick entry from Freshwater Newsagency, 19 Lawrence Street, Freshwater.

Freshwater Newsagency owner Karen Dimento said the store had erupted into celebration after the winner checked his ticket.

“We’d been waiting all morning hoping the winner would come forward. It’s really exciting. He said he’d only just started playing, the lucky thing!” she said.

“We haven’t had a win for a while, but now we’re the lucky shop on the Northern Beaches!”

Across Australia, there were two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3642, which offers a guaranteed $1 million division one prize for up to four winners in every draw.

Along with the winning entry from Freshwater, the other division one winning entry was purchased in Tasmania.

The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3642 on Monday 13 March 2017 were 19, 13, 6, 33, 38 and 14. The supplementary numbers were 31 and 20.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 283 so far this financial year, including 81 won by NSW Lotteries customers.